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London Hillsborough march

Issue No. 2157

Thousands of football fans marched through London last Saturday, demanding justice for the 96 Liverpool fans who lost their lives in the Hillsborough Disaster in Sheffield on 15 April 1989.

The tragedy was caused by police opening a gate at the Leppings Lane end of the Hillsborough ground, allowing thousands of fans to stream into two packed pens.

People were then crushed against the fences.

Police lied about their role and, with the help of the Sun newspaper, slandered the dead fans. No one has yet been prosecuted for the disaster.

Campaigners are demanding the release of 300 boxes of information that South Yorkshire Police holds, and a new investigation which recognises that not all the victims had died by 3.15pm – the cut-off time imposed on the original inquest.


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Tue 23 Jun 2009, 18:19 BST
Issue No. 2157
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